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African Community Education Program

Rating: 4.96 stars   28 reviews 1,395

Address:

24 Chatham Street Worcester MA 01609 USA

Mission:

The mission of African Community Education is to assist African refugee and immigrant youth and families in achieving educational and social stability through access to academic support, leadership development, cultural expression and community outreach in Worcester MA. The vision of African Community Education is a community where African refugees and immigrant youth and families are empowered, self-sufficient and secure.

Target demographics:

African refugee and immigrant youth

Direct beneficiaries per year:

90 students and their families!

Geographic areas served:

Worcester

Programs:

After-School Tutoring Saturday Program After-School Tutoring Mentoring for Empowerment and Exchange (MEE) Parent Outreach Summer Reading Program Workforce Development Program Mentoring Program Family Literacy Program

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(508) 799-3653
www.acechildren.org

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Reviews for African Community Education Program

Rating: 5 stars  

My volunteer experience with ACE far exceeded my expectations. The organization is extremely organized and filled with staff and other volunteers that are crazy passionate about ACE's mission and the African community in Worcester. The kids that participate in ACE's programs are very special; I have never been around a group of kids that are more inspiring, hilarious, fun, and resilient. I will definitely be back at ACE to volunteer again!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I first got involved in ACE over a year ago and I have absolutely adored going there every week volunteering. I enjoy the presence the students who attend to ACE weekly and have formed many tight bonds with some of the students I work with. These kids give me a new outlook on life and make me realize not to take anything for granted. These wonderful students love school and never want the school day to end. They love learning new things which brings tears to my eyes. The staff that also are apart of ACE are so active and caring for each and every student. All the staff look out for the kids like they are their own. It's amazing how ACE gives me such a positive outlook on life and I will continue volunteering there for a very long time.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

They really created a great sense of community for these kids who not only came from different schools but different parts of the world. I only speak English but I never found the language barrier to ever be a problem as there are many well-trained and dedicated staff members who are there to help any students who might have difficulties in explaining how they need help. It really was inspiring to meet all these kids, I can't wait to go back and volunteer again.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

ACE is home. Of course program could use some improvement with more grant funding but it's still great. As a small organization with limited resources, they're accomplishing more than their fair of community needs. Gracias, ACE.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

With very small resources, ACE is making big changes in the communities that large organizations are finding it hard to make.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Let it be. Or help give them more resources.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Being part of ACE program had been one the great things in my life.I was a student and I volunteered as a teaching assistant.Now I am a high school graduated and now I am a member of Commonwealth Corps and serving at ACE. ACE is like a second home to me and I love being around the students and the staffs as well. I pray that may the program last forever with the strength of God. No one can give back what ACE had do for the them in past beside the Lord.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I love ACE! I volunteered for 2 years in the Saturday Program as a Math Teaching Assistant and as an Express Yourself Teaching Assistant. It is terrific to see ACE children grow, graduate, and return to volunteer and work at ACE and create the future for their peers.
ACE is THE place to make a difference. GET INVOLVED! JOIN THE TEAM! Harambee!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

ACE has an important mission and is lead by a diverse team of hardworking and dedicated staff, volunteers and students!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have volunteered with ACE over the past year. I have seen the positive educational impact that ACE makes on the Worcester community!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

ACE is dedicated to helping African students and refugees in the Worcester community achieve personal and educational goals while empowering them to become independent. Everyone in the organization is sweet and dedicated. It's just a place that is extremely inclusive and makes everyone that is apart of the organization feel cared for.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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